At the helm of the USS Nathan James en route to the Arctic, Capt. Tom Chandler learns that the destroyer will be in the best possible place -- a circumstance his crew must utilize -- to save humanity from extinction. A virus has wiped out more than half the population since the ship embarked, and despite orders from the U.S. government to return, Chandler -- believing home is now a shadow of itself -- decides the safest place to develop a vaccine is at sea. That task falls mainly to virologist Dr. Rachel Scott, a civilian originally assigned to the Nathan James to study birds. "The Last Ship" is based on a novel by William Brinkley and is executive-produced by filmmaker Michael Bay ("Transformers").
In TNT's "The Last Ship", [Executive Producer Michael] Bay has executive produced a dramatic series that never pretends to be anything more than pure entertainment, and that works for the series right from the start. It also has a compelling premise, based on the book of the same name by William Brinkley: A global pandemic has created a post-apocalyptic world in chaos, but one U.S. Navy team has been at sea (and under radio silence orders) for four months and missed the worldwide societal breakdown that followed the outbreak. On board, they are shepherding the scientist who might have the cure — which makes them a huge floating target...While "The Last Ship" won't be for viewers who want a lot of complexity and good writing, its predictability — ka-boom! — is not exactly a detriment in the summer. In fact, it might be the selling point. It's hot outside — don't make our heads hurt with effort. Just blow something up and let's get to saving humanity already.--Tim Goodman, The Hollywood Reporter, June 20, 2014
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